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Export earnings from the USA, the largest export destination for Bangladesh products, witnessed a healthy 17.94 per cent growth in July last compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, mainly due to the good performance of the RMG sector, reports UNB. Bangladesh exports to the USA totalled $ 497.36 million in July of […]

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The story of the hawk snatching one’s ears is well-known. As the story goes, the “victim” becomes so paranoid by a rumour that s/he does not even check its veracity. Unfortunately, the same is happening regarding our Supreme Court’s recent unanimous judgment declaring the 16th Amendment unconstitutional. Many ruling party leaders and their beneficiaries appear […]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that India shared Myanmar’s concern about “extremist violence” in its Rakhine state, where a security force operation against Muslim rebels has sent about 125,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh. Modi spoke after talks with Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit aimed at expanding commercial […]

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Rab officials sweeping the flat of a militant suspect in the capital’s Darus Salam found remains of seven people yesterday, a day after the suspect allegedly detonated bombs there causing a blaze. The suspect holed up there caused the explosions beginning at 9:50pm Tuesday, killing himself, his two wives and two children and possibly two […]

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Rohingya refugees get off to the boat as they arrive in Bangladesh by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar, September 5, 2017. — Reuters photo Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday blamed ‘terrorists’ for ‘a huge iceberg of misinformation’ on the violence in Rakhine state but made no mention of […]

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MP Amanur Rahman Khan Rana A Tangail court on Wednesday framed charges against Awami League MP Amanur Rahman Khan Rana and 13 others in the case relating to murder of freedom fighter Faruk Ahmed. First additional district and session judge  Abul Munsur Miah framed the charges in presence of MP Rana around 11:30am. MP Rana was […]

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Rohingya refugees walk to the nearest village after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 5, 2017. — Reuters photo Myanmar has been laying landmines across a section of its border with Bangladesh, said two government sources in Dhaka, adding that the purpose may have been to […]

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Bangladesh spinner Mehedi Hasan (L) celebrates the wicket of Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell with team-mates during the third day of their second Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Wednesday. — AFP photo Mustafizur Rahman and Mehedi Hasan made most of the second new ball to bring Bangladesh back into contest in […]

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Electricity prices are going up again. The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has completed scrutinising the proposals submitted by the concerned companies. The proposals are from an increase of up to 15 per cent per unit of electricity at a wholesale level and from 6 to 14 per cent for subscribers. A public hearing on […]

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Shafiqa Begum was among the crowd chasing a minivan distributing food packets among starving Rohingyas near Tyingkhali Rohingya camp. Holding her eight-day-old daughter tightly to her chest, she tried her best to push through the thick throng. But before she could go near it, the van started to move back as it ran out of […]

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In order to support Bangladesh’s swift response and to assist those who have been affected by the worst flooding, the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$2.4 million to support the humanitarian response. To date, more than 720,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed, and 172 shelters in flood-affected areas are sheltering more […]

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What we have today in the Rakhine State of Myanmar is a regime of ethnic cleansing. This latest round of pogrom of the Rohingyas is the result of the international community’s abject lack of action. Not only has the persecution of the Rohingyas not stopped, there has been a renewed vigour in the activity of […]

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